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- The Hauts-de-Seine: bringing the future closer Special report - Paris region magazine 6
The Hauts-de-Seine is unique in the Paris Region, because it is one of the most dynamic départements in all of France (close to the capital). With its extended business district of La Défense and digital industry towns, this is a département with its sights set firmly on the future.
45 cantons, 36 districts
1,552,943 inhabitants (13% of Paris Region's population)
8,824 inhabitants per km2
25.2% aged under 20 and 30.7% between 20 and 39 (estimate as at 1 January 2005)
789,600 salaried jobs, of which 28% are managerial
87,100 establishments and 75,000 businesses
6,250 head offices
Centres of excellence
Aeronautics, automotive, banking and insurance, auditing, food industry, construction industry, chemicals, multimedia and communications, life sciences (cosmetics, pharmaceuticals), energy
9 major road arteries (motorways, expressways and A-roads)
over 100 bus routes (157)
39 km of waterways; the multimodal hub at the port of Gennevilliers;
3 RER overground lines, 6 metro lines, 8 SNCF/suburban lines, 1 light railway line.
Deployment of a Very High Speed broadband infrastructure
Education and training
Elite graduate schools (Grandes écoles) in engineering and commerce
More than 20 higher education establishments: the Léonard de Vinci cluster and the AGORA and Newton ENREA colleges specialising in research, the Montalembert college specialising in international commerce.
24,447 employed in private-sector R&D companies, i.e. 32.1% of the region's potential
280 research centres in the public and private sectors
2,474 patent applications in 2006 - number 2 in France after Paris itself.
Real estate and land
The département has 7 establishments specifically focused on assisting company start-ups. These start-up clusters are a very popular short-term solution (set at 23 months), allowing young entrepreneurs to pay a modest rent for equipped premises and full support package (shared services, consultancy, reception).
354 km of established footpaths
67 km of established cycle paths
57 km of established bridleways
23 m² per inhabitant of green space open to the public (source: green land register CG92 - 06/2001)
55 m² per inhabitant of public and private green space (source: green land register CG92 - 06/2001)
66 km of Seine riverside
100 km of rambler trails in the forests and connecting the various parks
Natural resources with 7,000 hectares of green space and 18 parks and gardens
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